(Closed) Help… bolero or no bolero?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: With or without bolero
    bolero : (54 votes)
    63 %
    no bolero : (32 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    95 posts
    Worker bee

    I think you look better with the bolero.. classier. I had a similar bolero btw and while I was supposed to use it only for the church ceremony, I ended up using it for most of the day since I felt more confortable with it. At the end of the day, you should wear what makes YOU feel better/prettier/confindent, not what other people say. You’ll look wonderful no matter what!

    Post # 4
    15 posts

    would you believe, im 8 months til my wedding and already asking the same question! (pics of my dress on another post – we should swap ideas lol) For you I definitely think without the bolero! I agree with jules about going with what makes you feel happiest, at the end of the day its YOUR big day! not your mums or your seamstress’! But personally i think its classier without, more couture and modelesque!


    Good luck on your big day 🙂


    Sarah xx

    Post # 5
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I really like the bolero! 

    Post # 6
    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have that exact same bolero and I feel comfortable wearing it but honestly it does nothing to shape my upper body.  Seeing your figure is pretty darn close to mine, I see the same difference in your two pics.

    I personally think it looks great on you without the bolero, the bolero would be great for after the ceremony and pictures.

    Just my honest opinion from my personal experience.

    I am adding straps to my dress from the beading on the train that I am taking off, another reason I am not wearing my bolero, it will hide my pretty straps.

    Post # 7
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    awww gorgeous dress on youu!! i would sayyyy bolerooo.. since it is a fall wedding it will be great!

    Post # 8
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I vote bolero. That dress is stunning on you!

    Post # 9
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would skip the bolero. I think you look beautiful without it and that adding it draws attention to the fact that you have something you want to cover up. Go without and be confident in how wonderful you look. 

    Post # 10
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The only thing I noticed is that you happen to look happier in the photos without it. It could be a coincidence, though

    Post # 12
    4 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I LOVE this dress on you! I have to say I vote for NO bolero. You look stunning without it. BUT…if you say you feel more comfortable with it, my advice would be to try it with the sleeves a bit shorter. I think it would be more flattering if they were just above your elbows. 



    Post # 13
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I love your dress! Honestly, I think that you look better without the bolero, its more slimming without it!

    But I also completely understand the need for you to feel comfortable, and Even though every one of us could tell you that we love it without the bolero, that most likely will not change how you feel!  I think the bolero is very nice as well, and go with what makes you feel beautiful

    Post # 14
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @sweetpeony:  Well, since you are concerned about feeling comfortable, why don’t you start off planning to not wear it but having it there so at any minute you can change your mind or so you can put it on later in the evening if you want. You can take some pictures with and without too so you have no regrets. As I said before, though, I think you look beautiful without it, but you don’t want to be anxious on your wedding day about something you can easily deal with by putting on the bolero.

    Post # 15
    379 posts
    Helper bee

    I like the bolero! Very classy 🙂

    Post # 16
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think you look great both ways, but I think the bolero may look better with slightly shorter sleeves.  Either way though, you can’t go wrong.

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